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Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Preview

Texas RangersChicago White Sox
Aug 21, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Texas battle on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Gavin Floyd for the White Sox (10-9 on the year) and Derek Holland for Texas (11-4 so far).

View Texas vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as +105 underdogs. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 2-rated Rangers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.7 per game.

Chicago owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 7-rated defense.

Texas lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the White Sox on August 20. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rangers endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Saturday, with Alexi Ogando throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas' last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Chi White Sox are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games
Chi White Sox are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games at home

Next up:
Texas home to Boston, Monday, August 22
Chi White Sox at LA Angels, Tuesday, August 23